How many MT4 can you run on a VPS?
MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is a widely used, most convenient platform for trading on the foreign exchange market. Financial market analysis and Expert advisors make the life of a forex trader much easier. Trading Signals, The Market, Mobile trading and other significant features are crucial for the successful execution of trades.
More experienced traders utilize numerous MT4 accounts at the same time to increase the magnitude and profit of their trading system. This is a very popular trading strategy, but using too many MT4 platforms on your personal computer can become an insufferable load for your CPU core. Also, home-based trading has persistent problems with speed, security, and stability. Utilization of a Virtual Private Server (VPS) is crucial for successful forex trading. But how many MT4 terminals can you run on a VPS?
There are many factors you have to take into account to determine how many MT4 terminals you can run on your VPS: the amount of data received, charts and their indicators, usage of Expert Advisors and their open trade averages. Every MT4 tool is flexible and can be used differently, but an abundance of indicators and overuse of other tools can overload the CPU of your VPS.
In most cases, clients can run up to 4 MT4 terminals per CPU core. This number can change significantly with the utilization or removal of certain tools, but we do not recommend overloading your VPS CPU. Maintaining your trading system at an optimal, safe, and comfortable level will make sure its efficiency and functionality do not suffer during more intense market hours when CPU usage will spike.
VPS Forex Trader offers a variety of hosting services, which can be changed and modified if required by the customer.
Plans for VPS:
VPS PLAN FX-1: Up to 4 MT4; CPU1 CORE;RAM 1 GB ECC.
VPS PLAN FX-2: Up to 7 MT4; CPU2 CORE;RAM 2 GB ECC.
VPS PLAN FX-3: Up to 10 MT4; CPU3 CORE;RAM 4 GB ECC.
Plans for dedicated servers:
DEDICATED SERVER FX-1: Up to 25 MT4; CPU 1x6 CORES, 12 THREADS; RAM 8 GB ECC.
DEDICATED SERVER FX-2: Up to 75 MT4; CPU 1x10 CORES, 20 THREADS; RAM 16 GB ECC.
DEDICATED SERVER FX-3: Up to 150 MT4;CPU 2x10 CORES, 20 THREADS; RAM 32 GB ECC.
It is in the trader's best interest to not overload MT4 terminals. Only run what is necessary for your system and do not use Expert Advisors or indicators if they do not serve any important purpose. By keeping the most important parts and hiding symbols you will not trade is the best way to optimize your trading system and minimize CPU usage.
When using one or multiple MT4 terminals, keeping your CPU usage below 80% is a good guideline for comfortable, successful trading. This way your system will be prepared for busy market hours and will remain its proper functionality. You can monitor your CPU activity with a Windows Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Random Access Memory (RAM) of your VPS is also very important and should not be overlooked. The performance tab on Windows Task Manager allows comfortable monitoring of both CPU and RAM. Make sure the memory available never gets too low. If your trading system requires more memory, contact your VPS provider for an upgrade.
VPS Forex Trader provides great VPS hosting services since April 2011. With the emphasis on customer support, we provide safe, useful services for every client. Utilize our VPS for your trading system and make a significant step in the world of forex trading.